Recycling Buildings: 10 Building Materials That Can Be Reused After Demolition

Construction and demolition waste are one of the heaviest and most voluminous waste streams generated in the EU accounting for approximately 25%-30% of all waste generated. Demolition recycling is an important step in a building’s life cycle, as material reclamation and good recycling practices can divert over 90% of the building’s material from the landfill. Here’s what…

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What To Actually Look For When Buying A House

Buying a new home can be incredibly stressful. There’s so much you have to think about, it can all become a bit much at times. According to studies, only 26% of people viewed their current home once before buying it, while 43% viewed the property twice, 21% three times and 11% four or more times,…

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Mental Health In Construction

Mental Health In Construction

Mental Health In Construction Over 1,400 construction workers committed suicide between 2011 – 2015. Construction trades have the highest number of suicides of any profession. Risk of suicide for those working in building and construction trades is 1.6 times higher than the national average. More than a quarter of construction employees have considered taking their own…

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Skyscrapers Of The Future

Skyscrapers Of The Future

5 Buildings Under Construction That Will Be Amongst The Top 10 Tallest In The World By 2021 If you think that some of the tallest towers in the world are impressive now, then you’ve seen nothing yet. Not only will the next generation of skyscrapers be in amongst the tallest in the world, with one…

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The Most Popular Tourist Hotspots Ranked

The Most Popular Tourist Hotspots Ranked

Measured by the number of overnight visitors, the recently released Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index revealed the most visited tourist hotspots of 2017. But which city is the easiest for tourists to explore? We ranked the top 5 most visited cities of 2017. Our Ranking System: Walking Promotion Walkable streets and neighbourhoods are the foundation…

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Cottage Refurbishment – RubberBond Fleeceback

Cottage Refurbishment – RubberBond Fleeceback

PROJECT NAME: Church yard Cottage, Milton Keynes PRODUCT: RubberBond Fleeceback SPECIFIED BY: DPM Leadwork Ltd ROOFING CONTRACTOR: DPM Leadwork Ltd SUMMARY:  A good example of the application of RubberBond Fleeceback EPDM in an eco-home installation. Church Yard Cottage is a privately owned detached home in the village of Liphook, Hampshire. Constructed 6 years ago as an eco-home (designed and…

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Evolution in EPDM

Evolution in EPDM

Sustainability is key when it comes to minimising costs and protecting the environment. EPDM’s strength, lifespan and ease of maintenance all add to a buildings sustainability. On top of this EPDM roofs can be refurbished rather than replaced. Re-seaming patching and other repair work can often replace the need to completely replace an EPDM roof…

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Fact and Fiction of “Cool” Roofs

Fact and Fiction of “Cool” Roofs

What is the best solution when it comes to making a building energy efficient and reducing its carbon foot print? When considering this question it is important to look at all factors including climate, location and what a manufacture is willing to cover when it comes to climate and durability. In this case study we…

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RubberBond Start to Finish

RubberBond Start to Finish

This case study looks at how the complete process of a re-covering a flat roof using RubberBond FleeceBack should be carried out. The project was carried out by Marwood Roofing and included removal and replacement of the old felt roof and re-decking the roof which is only required in cases where the old roofing system…

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